Black Girl in Suburbia
US | 2016 | 54 minutes | Color | DVD | Order No. 171209 |
"This film is a must see for all educators...BGS offers great insight into the struggles our students of color face in classrooms and communities where few of their peers or teachers look like them."
"This well-produced documentary offering refreshing, personal insights is perfect for starting discussions in classrooms, libraries, and other settings."
SCREENING HIGHLIGHTS AND AWARDS
- St. Louis International Film Festival
- African American Women in Film Festival
- International Black Women Film Festival
- Portland Oregon’s Women Film Festival
Melissa Lowery was born in Portland, Oregon and raised in West Linn Oregon from the time she was 3 years old. She is a Wife and Mother of two daughters Jayla 15 and Che 13. Melissa graduated from Pacific University in the fall of 2009 with a BA in media. After graduation, she worked on several independent film projects, commercials and webseries around the Portland area. She has always wanted to work in media, film specifically and found she has a great passion for it. BLACK GIRL IN SUBURBIA is her first feature documentary, based off of her own experiences growing up as one of few African Americans in a predominately white suburb. Melissa is currently the Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Jesuit High School Portland. (6/17)